[PDF] Does living in a retirement village extend life expectancy? The case of Whiteley Village

Source:
International Longevity Centre UK - ILCUK
Publisher:
International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK)
Publication date:
22 February 2017

Abstract

This report investigates the possible benefits of retirement village life with respect to life expectancy.

'Does living in a retirement village extend life expectancy? The case of Whiteley Village'  investigates the possible benefits of retirement village life with respect to life expectancy i.e. whether Villagers live longer on average than the general population, using Whiteley Village as a case study. This joint report is produced by the International Longevity Centre - UK and Cass Business School.

The report shows that there is strong statistical evidence that female residents, in particular, receive a substantial boost to their longevity when compared to the wider population – at one point in time reaching close to five years.